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Health Care Treatment Costs, Prices, Tariffs in Cuba for Foreign Patients

Cuba convertible peso CUCMoney provokes a certain sense of confusion in Cuba as the dual-economy takes some getting used to. Two currencies circulate in Cuba: convertible pesos (CUC$) and Cuban pesos (referred to as moneda nacional, abbreviated CUP). The currency situation is made more confusing since Cubans will refer to both CUCs and Moneda Nacional as Pesos. For the average Cuban it will be obvious which they are referring to, but this may lead to confusion for tourists who consider that they are bargaining in local currency only to find that their counter-party expects payment in CUC! For most tourists moneda nacional has little relevance since most, if not all of their expenditure will be in CUCs. This includes accommodation, food in most restaurants, taxis, bus tickets, nightclub entrances, tips and so on.

The major legal currency for Cuba is the Cuban Convertible Peso, CUC. It's what you exchange your foreign currency for and make all your purchases with in Cuba. Most tourists will only ever deal with CUC. For international exchange purposes 1.00 (CUC) Cuban Convertible Peso = $1.00 USD. Note that there is a 10% penalty charged when exchanging USA dollars cash, so, you will only receive 87 centavos CUC for one USA dollar when changing the money, allowing for the 10% penalty and a 3% currency exchange fee.

MasterCards can now be used in Havana

MasterCard bank cards issued by non-U.S. banks, as well as those issued by Stonegate Bank and the Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, as of Monday, June 27, can be used at ATMs in Havana.

These operations have been made possible following the resolution of certain financial and legal aspects, a process in which the actions of MasterCard and the Cuban entities responsible for processing these transactions were crucial.

This new possibility complements the already existing use of cards in shops and banks through point of sale (POS) terminals.

Cuba is ready to continue expanding this service to cards issued by U.S. banks, should they so request.

However, to date, Stonegate Bank is the only U.S. financial institution authorized to issue cards to be used in Cuba.


There is no outright commission charged on transactions in cash although the exchange rate will generally be 3% worse than you would be charged on your credit card (for which you pay a 3% processing fee) so net you receive the same CUCs for changing 100 Euros in cash or 100 Euros on your credit card. Cash is king in Cuba. Except in major hotels you should not count on paying for goods or services with a credit card anywhere in Cuba.


superior quality orthopedics is available in Cuba at only fraction of EU hospitals costsAs for costs for a consultation, as well as for surgery and hospital stay if necessary, this would depend on the nature of the problem as well as the recommended treatment and follow-up, and would need to be discussed with the hospital itself. Many people are hungry for health cost information. However most people believe that more expensive health care is better health care. These things are not quite true, which we know, and if you are reading this, you may know it too. The information below is based on things we've learned in our practices in Cuban hospitals. As always, our costs info should in no way be construed as offering medical advice. We are strictly about pricing. Our mission is to bring transparency to the health-care marketplace by talking about pricing. Your decisions about getting medical treatment in Cuba, providers and anything else belong strictly to you.

NEUROLOGICAL PROCEDURES AND REHABILITATION COSTS

TARIFFS
The prices and tariffs for the Program of Neurologic Restoration CIREN offers in a general way for the patients, are explained here in detail, but also a Preferential Tariff is granted to those patients from Latin America and others countries of the Third World, whose tariff is explained following Ordinary Tariffs.
ORDINARY TARIFFS:
The Program of Neurologic Restoration CIREN offers to patients, is conformed into 2 packages:
1st Evaluation in which the pathology is valued and thus the treatment is designed. This first period lasts a week and the price for the patient amounts to 3,616.00 CUC.
2nd The personalized treatment offered in 4-week cycles, from Monday to Friday and half-day Saturday, amount to 7,400.00 CUC for the patients to pay for each cycle.
So much in the price of the Week of Evaluation, like in that of the Cycles of Treatment, it is included the patient's hospitable food and lodging.
The companion that is obligatory and she should pay a minimum quantity daily (54.00 CUC) for her hospitable food and her lodging, in the patient's double same room.
The prices at CIREN are official and non modifiable, for the calculation of the total price of these 35 first days, must consider no less than 12, 906.00 CUC The tariffs for the Program of Neurologic Restoration CIREN offers in a general way for the patients, are explained here in detail, but also a Preferential Tariff is granted to those patients from Latin America and others countries of the Third World, whose tariff is explained following Ordinary Tariffs.
ORDINARY TARIFFS:
The Program of Neurologic Restoration CIREN offers to patients, is conformed into 2 packages:
1st Evaluation in which the pathology is valued and thus the treatment is designed. This first period lasts a week and the price for the patient amounts to 3,616.00 CUC.
2nd The personalized treatment offered in 4-week cycles, from Monday to Friday and half-day Saturday, amount to 7,400.00 CUC for the patients to pay for each cycle.
So much in the price of the Week of Evaluation, like in that of the Cycles of Treatment, it is included the patient's hospitable food and lodging.
The companion that is obligatory and she should pay a minimum quantity daily (54.00 CUC) for her hospitable food and her lodging, in the patient's double same room.
The prices at CIREN are official and non modifiable, for the calculation of the total price of these 35 first days, must consider no less than 12, 906.00 CUC

For Total Knee, Hip Replacement, Orthopedics costs in Cuba

see Orthopedics in Cuba

Orthognathical Surgery Costs/ Dentistry

See Dental work and oral, jaw surgery in Cuba

Some Gynaecological and Urological Minimum Access Surgeries Costs in Cuba

See Infertility Treatment in Cuba

CONVENTIONAL SURGERY AND MICRO-SURGERY PROGRAMS COSTS

During your life you can suffer different ailments where the only alternative of treatment is the surgical one.

The advances in the medical sciences and, in particular the Surgery and the Anesthesiology, allow a rapid and effective solution with minimal risks, so that you can achieve a happy recovery and incorporation to you daily activities.

In Cuba they have highly qualified human resources and high technology to help you recover your health and improve your quality of life


Pathology Intervention Days at hospital Anesthesia Price (CUC)
Breast nodule Exeresis of nodule and biopsia 3 GA

2163.00

Breast nodule (Breast carcinoma) Quadrantectomy with axillary dissection 10 GA

4038.00

Breast carcinoma Radical mastectomy 14 GA

4273.00

Breast carcinoma Radical mastectomy with axillary dissection 10 GA

4313.00

Gastric tumor Subtotal gastrectomy Bilroth II 11 GA

4623.00

Right colon tumor Right hemicolectomv 12 GA

4503.00

Left colon tumor Lefth hemicolectomy 14 GA

4713.00

Thyroid nodule Hemithyroidectomy 7 GA

2773.00

Hyperfunctioning goiter Subtotal thyroidectomy 11 GA

3378.00

Epigastric hernia Epigastric herniorrhapny 3 GA

1433.00

Umbilical hernia Umbilical herniorrhaphy 3 RA

1333.00

Inguinal hernia Inguinal nerniorrhaphy 3 RA

1533.00

Inguinal hernia reproduced just once. Inguinal hernioplasty with surgical mesh (cosf of the mesh is not included) 4 RA

1853.00

Inguinal nernia reproduced more than once Inguinal hernioplasty with surgical mesh (the cosf of fhe mesh is not included) 6 RA

2283.00

Medium-sized incisional hernia (5-10cm) Incisional hernioplasty witn prosthesis (surgical mesh) (the cosf of fhe mesh is not included) 7 GA

2203.00

Big incisional hernia (over 10cm) Long incisional hernioplasty(over 10cm diameter) with prosthesis (surgical mesh)(the cosf of fhe mesh is not included) 10 GA

2793.00

SmalI incisional nernia (less than 5 cm) Incisional hernioplasty with prosthesis (surgical mesh)(the cosf of fhe mesh is not included) 5 GA

1713.00

Varicocele Spermatic ligation 3 RA

1513.00

Ligation of spermatic conducts Vasectomy 2 LA

775.00

Uterine mioma Miomectomy 7 GA

2648.00

Fibromioma Abdominal hvsterectomy 7 GA

2868.00

Uterus bicornis (uterus septus) Metroplasty 7 GA

2848.00

Recto cystocele Anterior and posterior colporrhaphy 5 RA

1998.00

Rectocystocele + Urinary incontinence Anterior and posterior colporrhaphy wifh Kelly's plicafion 7 RA

2278.00

Genital prolapse Anterior and posterior colporrhaphy Low neck amputation 3 RA

2398.00

Uterine prolapse Vaginal hysferectomy 5 RA

2648.00

High grade SIL (SIL II)

Conization and curettage 2 RA

1081.00

Bartholin's gland cvst Exeresis of Bartholin's qland cvst. Outpatient GA

656.00

Bartholin's gland cyst Marsupialization of Bartholin's 1 GA

686.00

Pregnancy up to 12 weeks Abortion Outpatient GA

648.00

Stoppage of over 12 to 20 week pregnancy Abortion. Therapeutical curettage
4 GA

2008.00

Dysfunctional uterine hemorrhage Diagnostic curettage Outpatient GA

756.00

Incomplete abortion Therapeutical curettage Outpatient GA

456.00


Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy and Endoscopy. What is it?

The last decade has witnessed the development of the minimum access surgery technique that consists in performing the operative surgery through small orifices to extirpate several organs and carry out a number of surgical procedures, without making a large surgical wound. This method has the following advantages:

  • It is more aesthetic
  • The patient is discharged earlier
  • The useful social life of the patient resumes a few days after the operation
  • There are fewer complications than in the traditional surgical techniques
What do we have to apply this technique?
Pathology Intervention Stay at hospital Anesthesia

Price (CUC)

Vesicular lithiasis Cholecystectomy 3 GA

2378.00

Peptic ulcer Posterior vagotomy with anterior high selective vagotomy. 3 GA

2963.00

Recurrent peptic ulcer with incomplete vagotomy Transthoracic vagotomy 4 GA

3458.00

Splenectomy Videolaparoscopy with splenectomy 6 GA

3062.00

Hiatal hernia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease A.R. technique (Nisse's or Toupe's valvuloplasty) 3 GA

3593.00

Esophageal achalasia Seller's seromyotomy with posterior and anterior selective vagotomy 4 GA

3463.00

Bilateral varicocele Ligation of spermatic vessels 3 GA

1983.00

Appendicitis Appendicectomy 2 GA

1923.00

Recurrent pneumothorax Videothoracoscopy. Bula's resection. Parietal pleurectomy 8 GA

3628.00

Uterine pathology due to various causes Laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy 7 GA

3493.00

Castration Bilateral oophorectomy 3 GA

2183.00

Unilateral hydrosalpinx Unilateral salpingectomy 3 GA

1983.00

Bilateral hydrosalpinx Bilateral salpingectomy 3 GA

2183.00

Legend:

GA: General Anesthesia LA: Local Anesthesia RA: Regional Anesthesia

Specialized Attention of Internal Medicine

21 Nights of Hospitalization. (Hospitalization in private room, air-conditioned, medical assistance and specialized nursing, programmed investigations and polyphysical therapy.

Medical Interconsultation with Rehabilitation

Medical Reconsultation with Rehabilitation (2)

Investigations:
Erythrosedimentation
Antinuclear Antibodies
Complete Coagulogram
Quantitative Serology. (VDRL).
HIV
Addis count
Proteinuria 24 hours
Glycine
Creatinine
Electrophoresis of Proteins
FAL
X-rays of Thorax
Articular Survey
Ultrasound of Top Abdomen (inc. photo)
Urates
Electrocardiogram
Polyphysical Therapy (24 sessions)
Ozonotherapy (15 sessions)

The expenses corresponding to the companon are not included in this program, the person will pay $40.00 CUC daily and it will include: accommodation and food.

This program does not include the transfer.

PRICE: $3662.00 CUC.